World War One

WWI Trench Cake

Bake an authentic WWI Trench Cake for Christmas

Still looking for an original idea for a dessert these holidays? Well, why don’t you try to bake an authentic World War I trench cake? The recipe for this traditional cake has been released by the Government.  Recipe WWI Trench Cake INGREDIENTS: 225g/8oz. plain flour 2 teaspoons cocoa 110g/4oz. margarine 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon vinegar 1/4 …

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Sergeant (later Second Lieutenant) Rupert Hallowes, ca. 1914. (Credits: NAM. 1993-04-140-2)

Port Talbot Soldier’s First World War Heroism Revealed

Details of the military career of a Glamorgan soldier, Second Lieutenant Rupert Hallowes – who was awarded the Victoria Cross and Military Cross for his actions during the First World War – are to be added to the National Army Museum’s website 100 years after his tragic death on the battlefield in Belgium. This month, …

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John Henry Stephen Dimmer (Credits: Andy Arnold)

This officer served his machine gun.. until he had been shot five times – Jack Dimmer VC

A few years ago I worked for the London Borough of Merton. Based at the Civic Centre in Morden, for nearly two years every day I walked past a small plaque in the foyer to Lieutenant Colonel John Dimmer, VC. I was recently reminded of this when I picked up a set of VC winner …

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